The S.U.V. boom represents, then, a shift in how we conceive of safety–from active to passive. It’s what happens when a larger number of drivers conclude, consciously or otherwise, that the extra thirty feet that the TrailBlazer takes to come to a stop don’t really matter, that the tractor-trailer will hit them anyway, and that they are better off treating accidents as inevitable rather than avoidable.”  more than a year later, i still think this is one of the most important articles i’ve ever read.